Sylvia Vargas Rodriguez

July 31, 1949April 7, 2019

Sylvia Vargus Rodriguez, age 69 passed away on Sunday April 7, 2019. Sylvia was born July 31, 1949 in Galvatston, TX to Jose and Mary (Vargas) Rodriguez. She was a graduate of Sexton High School. Mary worked for McLaren in food service and later retired from there.

Sylvia also worked for Hot Dogs and More, and Fazolis. One of her favorite things to do was to travel especially to casino's. Sylvia also loved to dance and listen to music.

Sylvia was always willing to help anyone, she absolutely loved her family. Her children and grandchildren meant the world to her.

Sylvia was proceeded in death by her parents, Jose and Mary, daughter Bessie, brother Jose, sister, Josie.

She is survived by her sons, Arturo Rodriguez, Billy (Carey) Lewis; daughters, Bessie Rodriguez, and Latonia Lewis; twelve grandchildren, Chole, Kayla, Robert, Jasmine, Diamond, Maurice, Demaurie, Javion, Gregory, Reuben, JaCorey and Riviera; eleven great grandchildren, Christopher, Allante, Da'Marcus, Gregory, Gabby, Adora, Jazmyn, Mariana, Malachi, Lillyana and Santana, brother; Jose Rodriguer Jr.; and sisters, Josie, Gloria, Alice and Mary.

Services for Sylvia will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at All Nations Christian Church, 1205 E Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48906, at 11:00 a.m.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Rodriguez family.


  • Celebration of LIfe Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 13, 2019

Sylvia Vargas Rodriguez

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Gloria Valtierra

April 15, 2019

Sylvia my beautiful sister. I am going to miss u so much. We did alot of things together that u loved casinos, mexican dances , clubs especially the green door and go out to dinner or just set at your home relaxing and talking. I have alot of great memories. You were a great sister to me.
Your in a better place now no more suffering and no more pain. Your with your beautiful daughter Bessie. RIH Love You sis.

Shea Daugherty

April 12, 2019

To the Rodriguez Family.
I am truly sorry for your loss. As you know, I’ve known you, and your family for many years. I have fond memories of going to Melinda’s house to visit almost every weekend. Joe-Joe, and Sylvia would be sitting in the kitchen or living room, while we anxiously awaited for the yummy food that was always being cooked. She always had that beautiful smile on her face, laughing at all of us being goofy, dancing, telling jokes, talking smack! Thinking of these memories brings joy to my heart, and tears to my eyes. I loved having Sylvia come see me at whatever job I was working at the time, and getting her all juiced up on my famous cocktails. After she was finished and on her way out the door, she would look at me and say
“Girrrllllll” Ha! That’s when I knew she really enjoyed being out and about, living her best life. Sylvia, you will be missed by all, and I love you with all my heart. I’m here for all of you, so please don’t hesitate to ask me for anything. I’m so sorry I can’t come to the pay my respects Saturday. R.I.P my sweet friend. You will always be in my heart.
Yours Truly~Shea M. Daugherty

Bryan Crenshaw

April 11, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of grief. Sylvia and my mom were friends back when the family lived on the Westside. Many great memories were had hanging out together as families. Sylvia lived a good life. RIP

Samantha Jones

April 11, 2019

Rest in the arms of God almighty! Love you!

Mary and Cleveland Jones

April 11, 2019

Love and miss you Syliva..... but you are in a better place no more pain or suffering. Our Lord has given you freedom to dancing till dawn. Sylvia I pray that one day I'll see you again....I want to see those golden gates! So I must do right in the eyes of our Lord while here on earth. Till we meet again. Your sister Mary R. Jones and family

Joseph Rodriguez

April 11, 2019

Aunt Sylvia. RIP. I always thought there'd be time to catch up. I'm glad you are no longer in pain. Love and miss you ❤ Bano